Funding for PMC primary care extended to Jan. 2024

Plaquemines Medical Center (PMC) and Sen. John Kennedy announced last week that the federal Department of Health and Human Services approved $920,833 to provide services at Plaquemines Primary Care (PPC) through January 2024. This extends the project period from one year to four years.

“Health centers care for the most vulnerable populations and are facing serious challenges while fighting the coronavirus. This funding will give the doctors and nurses in Plaquemines Parish the additional resources they need to treat those most in need,” said Kennedy.

In early 2019, the PMC Board of Commissioners and PPC Board of Directors entered into an affiliation agreement to pursue community health center (CHC), also known as federally qualified health center (FQHC), status. The PMC/PPC union successfully earned CHC/FQHC designation in September 2019. This joint effort is essential to providing affordable primary care services in Plaquemines Parish.

 

 

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